Wednesday, April 01, 2015

D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Easter openings

From the Curator of Museum Services of the University of Dundee :

The Zoology Museum will re-open to the public over the Easter weekend, showcasing D’Arcy Thompson’s amazing collection of animals from around the world, as well as fascinating models and other teaching aids and striking artworks inspired by D’Arcy’s work.

This Easter we’re aiming to have a particular focus on family visits, so please bring your kids along to see us! The museum has recently been accredited as the University’s first learning destination for the Children’s University – this seeks to "cultivate the imagination of pupils, as well as motivating them and building their self-confidence” by providing children aged between 7 and 14 with the opportunity to take part in voluntary, out-of-school-hours learning.    This leads up to children’s graduations at real universities – including caps and gowns!    The initiative is supported in Dundee by the University of Dundee and Abertay University.

The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum aims to provide children involved in the scheme with activities during open hours and special events that will help them build up the credits they need to graduate. We’ll have lots of activities this weekend, and we’re also planning to start taking our collections out to schools and offering activities and workshops to those who are unable to visit the museum. 

Find out more about the Children’s University here.

The museum will be open on Good Friday (3rd April) 2pm to 4.30pm and Easter Saturday (4th April) 10am-12.30pm.     Enter by the front door of the Carnelley Building.